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Leaders in Justice and Child Welfare Systems Explain How HMA-Developed MAT Training Can Keep Families Together

Focused on ongoing support and solutions for those living with opioid use disorder (OUD), Health Management Associates (HMA) has developed a robust web-based training program about addiction and its treatment in the criminal justice and child welfare systems, including access to, and continued use of, medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

Unlike any other program in the country, the County Touchpoints In Access To MAT For Justice-Involved Populations was developed to focus on educating justice and child welfare professionals about addiction as a chronic brain disease, effective medications to treat opioid addiction, and their roles in supporting recovery and sobriety for their clients by supporting the use of MAT.

Seasoned, well-known leaders from justice and child welfare systems developed customized, highly impactful training materials and modules, and in a new video series these experts explained why the use of MAT is so important to each stakeholder area.

This training is also appropriate for jail custody staff, jail health care and mental health providers, community leaders and local governance, and other justice and human service stakeholders.

This project was funded by the California Department of Health Care Services with federal State Opioid Response resources. All project materials may be utilized for the sole purpose of providing Opioid Use Disorder information. Such materials may be distributed with proper attribution, “From the California Department of Health Care Services, Health Management Associates, and California Health Policy Strategies.” To learn more about this project, visit the project website or contact Countytouchpoints@healthmanagement.com. Contact HMA at info@healthmanagement.com to learn how HMA’s experts can work directly with your organization.

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